Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot

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This dragon teapot features a five-toe'd dragon famous in Chinese symbolism for its connection to the Imperial family. Dragons also symbolize power, strength and good fortune. Enameled on the inside to promote years of use, and aid in preventing rust and oxidation, this tea pot is also equipped with a stainless steel mesh infuser for use with loose-leaf tea, the ideal way to brew. - A TEAVANA EXCLUSIVE Made in Japan.

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TeavanaImperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (8)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (4)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Citrusy (3), Fruity (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (10), Health conscious (8), High-end shopper (5)

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    5.0

    Very nice teapot!

    By Sean

    from Rochester

    About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • High Quality
    • Large

    Cons

    • Gets Very Hot During Use
    • Heavy
    • Not A Full Set

    Best Uses

      Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

      I love this teapot! I got the black one with the gold dragon, 40 ounce size. It's a nice size, and keeps the tea nice and warm, even when you only use the small cast iron cups and take a while to finish (And you will, if you try to finish it by yourself!). It adds a nice touch of Japanese elegance and class to any pot of tea in any situation. The decoration is nice and subtle, very traditional, but can go with almost any decor. I'd recommend keeping it out when you're not using it- it's just that nice looking.

      This pot seems to enhance the flavor of tea. I don't know if it actually does, or if it was just my brain thinking a $200 teapot will make better tea (Even if it's just an illusion, it's worth every penny!), but the flavors of the tea I made in it (Emperor's Clouds and Mist, incidentally) were more intense than if I made it in my plastic infuser. Not in a bad way, like if I oversteeped, but in a very pleasant way, like the tea just had more flavor in it than usual.

      When you're pouring tea out of it, though, it is quite heavy. You don't have to lift it that far to pour, however.

      Additionally, this is only the pot. This does not come with any cups, a trivet or a warmer. If you are using this on a delicate or finished surface, it might be a good idea to use a trivet. If you take a while to finish your tea, a warmer isn't too bad of an idea. Matching cups are an absolute must. Unfortunately, those come separately.

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      4.0

      Great Taste, Doesn't pair with Oolongs.

      By Alfonso

      from Midden Beemster, Netherlands

      About Me Phd In Tea Tasting, Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Arematic Flavor And Feel
      • Unique Flavor Profile

      Cons

      • Bitter
      • Handle Is Sharp
      • Not A Good Neti Pot
      • Smells Like A Barnyard

      Best Uses

      • Sinus Flush

      Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

      Teapot works well on most occasions, but creates a pungent farm like smell when used for Oolongs, but would strongly suggest using for Chai's.

      • Tea Body:
      • Full
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Citrusy, Malty

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Imperial Dragon speaks of power!

      By glj

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Seeking Quality

      Pros

      • Aromatic
      • Energizing
      • Fresh
      • High Quality
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Evening
        • Medicinal Purposes

        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

        The Red Imperial Dragon teapot is the one I enjoy. This teapot will welcome your friends to how much you value their friendship as you serve them a hot cup of tea. The Japanese have poured their hearts into the design of this teapot. I love it. ENJOY! :)

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Fruity

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great investment

        By Sapphire

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Convenient
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Enamel flakes

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

        I love this. I've been wanting a cast iron teapot for a long time now, and I'm glad I went with this one. There is a slight problem of flaking enamel, but I only saw a bit of it once so I'm hoping it was nothing. It's beautiful and keeps the tea warm. The matching cups don't keep the tea warm, sadly, despite being hot to touch. However, the cups are small, so it doesn't need to stay warm for long--you'll finish drinking it! I love this teapot. The price tag was worth it.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By +®!Pp

        from Delaware

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Brews nicely
        • Eye catching
        • Great for company
        • Great quality
        • Keeps tea hot

        Cons

        • Enamel flakes

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Entertaining company

        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

        I simply looooooove this teapot! It makes great tea and proves as an exquisite centerpiece to any gathering space. The only thing I noticed that can be a bother is the enamel tends to start flaking after a few uses. As long as you make sure you keep the pot dry when its not in use and continue to use bamboo tools when needed this teapot is sure to please!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this teapot!

        By Laine

        from Wildwood, Missouri

        About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

            As so many others have written, this is a beautiful teapot, convenient, and works great. I have never made tea that tasted so good until I got my cast iron teapot. Even my husband, who normally won't drink tea, loves all the various teas I have made in it. I have the trivet, the warmer and the bamboo set, and use the teapot every day, as well as all day on the weekends when I am home. The quality is outstanding and worth every dime we paid for it. Easy to use and easy to clean. I highly recommend this product.

            • Tea Body:
            • Full
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Citrusy, Fruity, Spicy

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely love my dragon teapot

            By Karen

            from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

            About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                I stumbled upon Teavana on a trip to Vegas 3 months ago. To be honest, I had never even heard of the company before. (Probably because I don't think they have any stores in Canada yet)?

                Anyway, the store employees were great. They offered me some tea to try. Showed me all the wares. I absolutely fell in love with the cast iron tea pots. I have wanted a Japanese tea set for a very long time but never found one that "spoke" to me enough to warrant buying it. Until this fateful day. And to find one with a dragon on it (I was born in a year of the dragon) was like living a dream.

                I ended up buying not only the tea pot but 2 sets of cups with saucers, the trivet, the warmer, and about 4 lbs of tea. Let's just say I had to buy a new suitcase to get this wonderful purchase home safely.

                I love my tea pot. I use it a lot. It is such a wonderfully functional piece of artwork. And there is nothing I love more than coming home from a stressful day at work and making a soothing pot of tea in it.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                So much personality!

                By Soupmaker

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Health Conscious, Occasional Tea Drinker

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime

                  Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                  I just treated myself to the large Imperial Dragon cast iron teapot in red. It's so beautiful and has such presence as it sits on the counter.

                  I was looking at several, and the sales associate (Samantha at the South Hills Village store in Pa.) was so knowledgeable and helpful...and patient! I took a while to decide exactly what I wanted, while she showed me different items and explained all the uses and symbolism to me and explained how to use and care for cast iron.

                  We purchased the warmer and the trivet, as well, along with a couple of the hobnail cups. When we left the store, everything was well-wrapped in nice packaging with plenty of tissue padding.

                  We have been having the Tranquil Dreams herbal tea, and I made a pot immediately. I think it tastes better made in an iron teapot.

                  This is a purchase I had been thinking about for some time, as the iron pots are high-end and not inexpensive. I'm so glad I went ahead and got my red Imperial Dragon pot. My husband and I just love it.

                  • Tea Body:
                  • Medium
                  • Tea Flavor:
                  • Citrusy, Fruity

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great teapot

                  By AJ

                  from Dallas

                  About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, High-End Shopper, Occasional Tea Drinker, Tea Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                        This is a great teapot and it looks beautiful (I got black w. gold). I can't add much new: works great and is absolutely beautiful. I got the warmer (first time I've used such and it's great). I also got the trivet -- also beautiful. The only negative is that I bought the cups to go with it, but I don't like the little cast iron cups -- they get very very hot and they dissipate the heat of the tea very rapidly (that's true of the all the cast iron tea cups that go with the Teavana Cast Iron Pots). I went to glass double wall teacups, but your tastes may vary. At least one matching cup is ideal for holding the infuser w. tea when you remove it, so I'd strongly suggest buying at least one of them. I use the others for rock sugar, sugar cubes, lemon slices, small teaspoons... whatever else you are offering with tea. Small suggestion: when you remove infuser with tea, its all very hot on fingers -- i've found that any table knife handy will flip the infuser up an inch to where you can grab edges with fingers.

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                        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy again!

                        By Coralumama

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Tea Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

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                              Comments about Teavana Imperial Dragon Cast Iron Teapot:

                              This teapot is beautiful and using it makes me enjoy my tea even more. Prior to buying this, my favorite teapot was a Brown Betty that I purchased in England (also makes a great pot of tea), but the cast iron Imperial Dragon teapot is now at the top of my list! I'm online this evening to order the matching cups. While it is expensive, you get what you pay for. I definitely recommend it to all tea lovers!

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